|Overview of the Graduate School of Xi'an Jiaotong University|
Jiaotong University started its master program in 1931 and enrolled up to over 200 postgraduates in 1956 when the university was relocated. The Graduate School of Xi'an Jiaotong University was China's first group of 22 universities that established pilot graduate schools in 1984 and also the only graduate school in Northwest China then. Currently, the university is entitled to confer degrees in fields of study that cover 10 branches of disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, and art. There are 31 first-order disciplines and specialties authorized to confer doctor's degree, 45 first-order disciplines and specialties authorized to master's degree, and 22 specialties authorized to confer professional degrees (2 doctor's degrees and 20 master's degrees). In the Fourth Round Disciplinary Evaluation of China's Higher Education Institutions, 14 first-order disciplines of the university ranked A.
By the end of December 2017, Xi'an Jiaotong University had conferred over 10,000 doctor's degrees and over 63,600 master's degrees in total. It won 8 national teaching achievement awards in graduate education, 27 doctoral dissertations were recipients of "the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Award" and 46 doctoral dissertations were nominated for the award. Four students were "the National Master's Degree Holders in Engineering for Outstanding Contributions". Graduates of Xi’an Jiaotong University are playing an important role in the country's construction.